Current Events

Current Events, 2019-2020

Fall 2019

Friday, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
Center of Excellence:  Theatre Without Borders
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Rochambeau House, 84 Prospect St

Tuesday, OCTOBER 8, 2019
The Andrea Rosenthal Memorial Lecture 
James Porter, Irving G. Stone Professor in Literature and Professor of Rhetoric and Classics, UC Berkeley
“The Trouble with Style and the Responsibility of Criticism”
5:30 pm
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street 
  Free and open to the public. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Monday, OCTOBER 21, 2019
Readings by authors and Brown alumni Lauren Acampora (The Paper Wasp) and Jennifer Franklin (No Small Gift).

5:30 pm
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street 

Free and open to the public. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 19, 2019
Alani Hicks-Bartlett
Postdoctoral Research Associate in French Studies,
Brown University
"Epic Posturing: Bodies, Embellishment, and the Early Modern Turn"
5:30 pm
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street 
Free and open to the public. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Spring 2020

Monday, JANUARY 27 2020
Noémi Ndiaye
Assistant Professor, Department of English,
University of Chicago
"Black Moves: Race, Dance, and Power in Early Modern Europe"
5:30 pm
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street 
Free and open to the public. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Monday, FEBRUARY 3, 2020
Miyabi Goto, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Virginia
Talk titled: "The Age of Criticism: The Rise of Criticism in Late Nineteenth-century Japan"
5:30 pm
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street 
Free and open to the public. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Thursday, FEBRUARY 6, 2020
Jeffrey Niedermaier, Doctoral Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University
Talk titled: "The Poetics of 'Persia' in Classical Japanese Literature: An Exercise in 'Elsewhere Studies”
5:30 pm
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street 
Free and open to the public. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Monday, FEBRUARY 10, 2020
Matthieu Felt, Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Florida
Talk titled: "Myth-making in Verse: Banquet Poetry for a Japanese Origin Story"
5:30 pm
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street 
Free and open to the public. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Thursday, FEBRUARY 13, 2020
Cindi Textor, Assistant Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures, University of Utah
Talk titled:  "What was Zainichi literature? - Intersectionality, incoherence, and 'post-racial' temporalities in Japan"
5:30 pm
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street 
Free and open to the public. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Nicolas de Warren, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University 
Talk title TBD
5:30 pm
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street 
Free and open to the public. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Tuesday, APRIL 21, 2020
The Reinhard Kuhn Memorial Lecture 
Professor Jane Tylus
5:30 pm
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street 
Free and open to the public. Wine and cheese reception to follow.